Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga Playhouse Refurbishment

Project Snapshot

  • Location: Wagga Wagga
  • Client: Faculty or Arts & Education
  • Cost: $3,500,000
  • Estimated Completion date:
    April 2018
  • Contact: Neal Molineaux
  • Interruptions

    The facility will be closed from November 2017 through to June 2018 while the refurbishment work is completed.

Wagga playhouse


Currently the Riverina Playhouse facility is used by Charles Sturt University Students and Staff for Teaching purposes. As part of these Teaching purposes the general community is invited to attend and view performances by the students. The facility is also available for community organizations/groups to utilise.

Design Features

The facility has a number of functional and Work, Health & Safety concerns, which are proposed to be addressed as part of these works;

  • Emergency & Exit Lighting System
  • Fire Detection & Evacuation System
  • Disability Access & Facilities Upgrade
  • Mechanical Services Upgrade
  • Auditorium Seating Upgrade
  • Minor room alterations (including wall & floor furnishings).

 Additional design features include:

  • A re-organised foyer area with upgraded amenities, including disable facilities.
  • New auditorium layout with generous leg room and theatre chairs

The proposed plan for the Playhouse can be downloaded for reference.

Sustainability Features

  • Energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems
  • The use of water save fittings and toilet systems.

Additional Information

Acoustic treatments to create a quality performance and presentation space.

Progress report

Design & Documentation has been completed and this project is currently out for Tender.